Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake

    Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake


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    This chocolate cake has amazing ingredients and is topped with sweet cherries before baking. Delicious!

    Serves: 12 

    • For the cake
    • 4 egg whites
    • 140g butter
    • 140g caster sugar
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 1 bar of Milka(TM) chocolate
    • 1 tablespoon of Nutella or cocoa powder
    • 50g breadcrumbs
    • 150g almonds or walnuts, coarsely grated
    • For the topping
    • 250g stoneless cherries from a tin or jar
    • 1 drop pure almond extract, or amaretto
    • 30g icing sugar, for decoration

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Line a 23cm springform cake tin with baking paper.
    2. Beat the egg whites and place in the fridge.
    3. Beat the butter, caster sugar and egg yolks in a bowl until fluffy.
    4. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and stir in the Nutella (or cocoa powder).
    5. Stir the melted chocolate, breadcrumbs and almonds into the butter mixture and gently fold the beaten egg whites in last.
    6. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared springform tin. Mix the cherries with a drop of pure almond extract or a little amaretto and spread over the cake mixture.
    7. Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes on the bottom shelf.
    8. Allow to cool and dust with icing sugar.

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